(Feature) Bangladesh's nat'l fish priced like gold ahead of Bengali New Year

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on (Feature) Bangladesh's nat'l fish priced like gold ahead of Bengali New Year 

DHAKA, April 13 — Prices of the hugely popular and delightfully tasty fish Hilsa have skyrocketed in Bangladesh ahead of the Bengali New Year 1423 which falls on Thursday.

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Asian delegates study PHL cooperative practices

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Asian delegates study PHL cooperative practices 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Jan. 21 – Delegates of various agricultural cooperatives in the Asia Pacific tackle the “management best practices” as its major concern during the annual executive meeting here.

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Bangladesh to allow registration of maximum 20 SIMs with one ID card

December 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Bangladesh to allow registration of maximum 20 SIMs with one ID card 

DHAKA, Dec. 16 — The Bangladeshi government will allow a person to register a maximum of 20 cellular phone subscriber identification module (SIM) cards with his or her national identity card.

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Biotech rice shows potential to improve vitamin A

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on Biotech rice shows potential to improve vitamin A 

IRRI LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Nov. 19 — The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) announced today that the results of the first round of multi-location trials of Golden Rice showed that beta carotene was produced at consistently high levels in the grain, and that grain quality was comparable to the conventional variety.

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HK to take measures to curb repatriation claim abuse

September 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on HK to take measures to curb repatriation claim abuse 

HONG KONG, Sept. 8 — More and more foreigners are making claims for non-refoulement protection in Hong Kong in recent years, with more than 10,000 pending cases so far, a legislator said.

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UN refugee agency warns of another Bay of Bengal boat crisis in coming weeks

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN refugee agency warns of another Bay of Bengal boat crisis in coming weeks 

GENEVA, Aug. 28 — The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday called for urgent action before the end of the monsoon season unleashes a new wave of people leaving on boats from the Bay of Bengal.

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Myanmar opposition party calls for cooperation in tackling "boat people" issue

June 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Myanmar opposition party calls for cooperation in tackling "boat people" issue 

YANGON, June 1 — Myanmar opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), on Monday called for cooperation in tackling the issue of "boat people" who are drifting on sea in distress.

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Feature: Nepal quake eye-opener for Bangladesh to boost disaster preparedness

May 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Nepal quake eye-opener for Bangladesh to boost disaster preparedness 

DHAKA, May 15 — The two successive strong earthquakes and subsequent major aftershocks that hit Nepal in the last few days should serve as a wake-up call for Bangladesh, which sits on fault lines and thus prone to tremors, according to experts here.

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UN chief urges to keep borders open to refugees stranded in Andaman Sea, Straits of Malacca

May 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN chief urges to keep borders open to refugees stranded in Andaman Sea, Straits of Malacca 

UNITED NATIONS, May 15 — UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon on Thursday urged relevant governments to keep their borders and ports open to people believed to be stranded on smugglers' boats in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca.

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Thailand to host special meeting on irregular migration in Indian Ocean

May 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Thailand to host special meeting on irregular migration in Indian Ocean 

BANGKOK, May 12 — The Thai government will hold the Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean here later this month, the ministry of foreign affairs said Tuesday.

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